Smokefree DC is a citizen-based group whose goal is to promote smokefree environments in Washington, DC.

North Carolina residents love new smokefree law

It always happens this way:  A city or state considers passing a smokefree workplace law that includes bars and restaurants. A hue and cry ensues. There is much debate, and some predict the end of civilization as we know it if the measure is enacted.

Then the measure passes. The sky, amazingly, doesn’t fall. Restaurants and bars thrive. And the new law becomes wildly popular.

That’s what has happened in North Carolina. According to a new poll conducted by the Survey Research Unit at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, 72 percent of adults in the state support the law, which took effect Jan. 2 and makes restaurants and bars smokefree. And a lot of people are going out more.

Smoke that!

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